new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Sandbox | by Seattle Parks & Recreation
Back to photostream

Sandbox

Built on the confluence of the Tolt and Cedar River Watersheds, Maple Leaf Reservoir Park represents a joining of Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks and Recreation to bringing a great public space with joint efforts.

 

Maple Leaf Reservoir Park is build atop and surrounding an underground reservoir where the two sources of Seattle's water, the Tolt River Watershed and Cedar River Watershed meet. This meeting is celebrated symbolically by Patrick Marold’s site-specific public artwork, Confluent Boulders. Inspired by the two sources of water that feed the Maple Leaf Reservoir, the sculpture comprises of two igneous boulders taken from the Tolt River and Cedar River Watersheds.

 

The park features a wonderful play area with swings, slides, and climbing structures, children's garden and sandbox, pickleball and other sporting courts, zip line, restrooms, picnic area, and an expansive lawn. Many artistic touches, from mosaic fence posts to glass butterflies dot the area. Don't miss the views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier or the impressive terraces rain garden bursting with native species. Look for the blue maple leaf painted water tower!

 

1,558 views
1 fave
0 comments
Taken on November 5, 2014